Home-Start West Berkshire

Giving Children the Best Start in Life


In recent years Home-Start West Berkshire has had its statutory funding cut by more than 40% and now depends heavily on donations to fund its work with parents and children.  Everyone needs help at some time in their life…so please, help us to make a difference to a child’s life today.

  • £10.00 funds a volunteer’s expenses for a month
  • £30.00 provides support for a family for a week or a trip to the theatre for a family of 4
  • £100.00 funds a bouncy castle/soft play/buffet lunch for a Christmas Party for 22 children

Fundraising Events

We are always happy to offer help and support to individuals or companies looking to hold fundraising events on our behalf. From tea parties to quiz nights to sponsored walks, there are many ways to raise funds to support our work. If you have any great ideas about fundraising events please contact us using our contact us page.

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate sponsorship can bring many benefits to a company and even small donations can make a big difference to our scheme. If your company would like to contribute to the work of Home-Start West Berkshire we would love to hear from you!

Can you help by sponsoring us? Please contact us.

About LocalGiving

We have an account with Localgiving.org an online donation scheme which allows you to provide single gifts or regular monthly gifts to support our work. If you are a registered taxpayer in the UK we can also claim back an additional 25% through Gift Aid.

Last year we supported 92 families (tbc) and almost 200 children (tbc) within our local area through Volunteer Home-Visits

Making a donation

To access the secure fundraising portal at Local Giving please click on the icon below or follow this link. A new browser window will open on the Local Giving website with our account page on it.

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Please donate to support Home-Start West Berkshire

Online Shopping

You can also donate to us for free whilst online shopping – Please visit https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/  to register your name and e-mail address, and then simply start shopping. This method of donation does not cost you anything, the online shop where you make your purchases provides the donation.

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It is very easy to support Home-Start West Berskhire when you shop online, best of all it does not cost you anything to do this.

comment from Mark:  It is worth considering signing up for Easy Fund Raising or The Giving Machine. Both are free. Then you encourage people to sign up to your account and shop online. Some organisations raise several hundred pounds this way with little effort. But you do need to market it. If you do not want this I can remove it. 

Make a donation

If you wish to do some local fundraising for us through an event, activity or collection, or make a personal donation you can make a donation by cheque made out to Home-Start West Berkshire. Post it to Home-Start West Berkshire, 4-8 The Broadway, Newbury, Berkshire. RG14 1BA. Thank you for your support. You can reach us by email through our contact us page.

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